Like a nerd, I had always wanted to re-take Anatomy and Physiology. This is an incredible class. I took it first in 2003 and to be a qualified PA applicant, this class must be within ten years. So, I am getting my wish. I felt like I remembered a lot from that class. I remember it being fascinating and overwhelming. An entire lexicon I had never heard before. Amazing, amazing things going on inside my actual body at all times. I distinctly remember that after hearing the lecture about muscle function I could barely move, now knowing how complex even the smallest motion was. I guess what I remember most about A&P was that it was hard.
Now, a few weeks and several quizzes in, I am shocked by what I forgot. I am horrified by what I never knew. Or, maybe I did know it, but who knows? Looking through my flash cards (which I did find and will prove useful) I must have known a lot of stuff. But most of that's gone now. I guess I don't often use the origin, insertion, and action of the gastrocnemius (one of my favorite muscles).
So far, (which is so early in the A&P game) I am still stoked. I am dedicating the time to the class that I should have in 2003 but didn't because, you know, college!